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[Comment] Towards eradication of hepatitis C virus from dialysis units

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is more common in patients with chronic kidney disease stage 4 or 5 than in the general population.1,2 HCV transmission might be either nosocomial within the dialysis unit, or from (mostly past) blood transfusions, or occasionally from an infected graft.2,3 HCV infection is a strong independent risk factor for death in patients on dialysis.4 With (peg)interferon and ribavirin, sustained viral response (SVR) rates are low, around 35% in dialysis patients, and tolerance is poor.

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